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Google Pixel 2 gets cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S8, but only till December 31

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL 64GB models are now available in India for 42,000 and 57,000 respectively.

Google has temporarily slashed prices of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
Google has temporarily slashed prices of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. (AFP)

Google on Friday announced a big price drop for its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones in India. The price drop, however, is valid till December 31, 2017.

Google Pixel 2 64GB model is now available for 42,000, down from the original price of 61,000. The top-end model of the phone with 128GB storage is priced at 51,000, down from 70,000.

Google is now offering Pixel 2 XL 64GB model at 57,000 as compared to the original price of 73,000. The 128GB variant of the phone is now available for 66,000, down from the launch price of 82,000.

The company is also bundling a bunch of schemes with its phones. On purchasing these phones through HDFC credit card, you will get a cashback of 8,000. You can also avail a 'No Extra Cost' EMI scheme (for up to 18 months).

The offer is applicable only on Credit Card EMI transactions done on Pine Labs Brand EMI Machine and Flipkart. For in-store transactions, cashback gets printed on charge slip. Customer will not receive cashback if not eligible as per charge slip. You can find out more details about the deal here.

Here's the new price list for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Here's the new price list for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. (Google)

Even though it's a temporary price cut, Google Pixel has come cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S8, one of the best premium smartphones in India.

In comparison, Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB variant is available online for 53,000 whereas the 128GB variant is priced at 59,990. Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB is available online for 58,900. The top-end model of Galaxy S8+ (128GB) is available online between 59,990, and 64,900. Samsung is offering 8,000 cashback on purchase of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ through Paytm Mall.

LG V30+, another premium Android smartphone, is available online for 44,990. If Google Pixel 2 is still out of your budget, you may settle with OnePlus 5T, which is available online for 32,999 and 37,999 for the 64GB and 128GB models respectively.